John Cornell Peep died suddenly Dec. 3, 2015, from natural causes in his Goldstream Valley, AK cabin.
John was born in Gettysburg, SD on Sept. 25, 1952 to Charles Lynn and Johanna Maria (Ria) Peep.
He graduated from St. Cloud High School in Minnesota in 1970. John enlisted in the Marines and served until May 1973 and in the reserves until 1977. He was in Vietnam and also part of an Amphibious Warfare Presentation Team.
He worked at Petro Star Refinery and was a skydiving instructor. He was a dog musher and raced in the Yukon Quest four times. He also worked with geologists when they were prospecting for minerals and staking claims.
John never married. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Dana Peep. He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Jeanette (Gene) Grasto and Michael Peep, from Fairbanks, AK; Florence Boyd and Susan Peep, from Tucson, AZ; Charles A. Peep, from Minot, ND; Eric (Marlyn) Peep, from Portland, OR; Timothy Peep, from Sturgis, SD; Patricia (Dennis Dunbar) Peep, from Spearfish, SD; Geraldine Maltaverne, from Brookings, SD, and Johanna (Tim) Gregoire, from Vermillion, SD.
A memorial service was held Dec. 12 at the Goldstream Lions Ken Kunkel Center. Make a donation to the Yukon Quest or a charity of your choice in his name.
Arrangements are being handled by the Fairbanks Funeral Home.
NOTICE OF DELINQUENT
REAL ESTATE TAXES
I, Jeanie Lagan, Treasurer of Potter County, South Dakota, do hereby certify that the taxes and special assessments on the following list of real property have become delinquent for the tax year 2014 payable 2015.
Interest, cost of advertising and certificate fees will be added to the amounts set forth below. This list may not reflect changes in recorded ownership.
In testimony, I, Jeanie Lagan of Potter County hereto set my hand and seal. December 11, 2015
Treasurer of Potter County,
LOTS 16, 17 & 18 BLK 21 $996.90
EDWARD J ZWEBER ET UX
LOT 10 BLK 30 (2ND HALF) 151.49
JAY D WORTH
LOTS 10 & 11 BLK 66 1,222.08
MICHAEL A SANDERS ET UX
50’ X 140’ ON SW CORNER OF
OLD BLK 77 1,072.04
SHAWN BESSETTE ET UX
LOTS 10, 11 & 12 BLK 13 234.04
S 83’ OF S 100’ OF LOT 2 PLUS
TRACT BEG 117’ N OF SW
CORNER LOT 2, THEN 71’ E, 34’N,
71’W, 34’S TO BEGINNING
LOT 2 BLK 1 485.88
MATTHEW JOSEPH HUYCK
N 20’ OF LOT 10 AND S 40’ OF
LOT 11 BLK 1 348.02
LARRY VINCENT MILLER ET AL
LOT 3 BLK 6 142.94
LOTS 13 & 14 BLK 22 315.00
LOT 11 BLK 9 4.12
LOT 12 BLK 9 4.12
TRACT BEG. 214’ W. OF NE
CORNER OF OL 2, 178.5’ S.,
122’ W., 14’ N., 56’ E., 164.5’ N.,
66’ E., ALSO PARCEL BEG. 198’ W.
OF NE CORNER ETC.
(2ND HALF) 119.37
TAX DISTRICT – HOVEN 53-2
HELGA WHEELER LIFE ESTATE
NW 22 118-73 739.80
TAX DISTRICT – HOVEN 53-2
BRUCE D SCHMIDT
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
LOT 1 OF SCHMIDT SECOND
ADDITION IN NE 5 120-73 435.10
Published once at the total approximate cost of $21.00
NOTICE OF PERSONS OWING
PROPERTY TAXES FOR 2015
Pursuant to Section 4, Chapter 326, Session Laws of 1945, I submit the following list of persons owing personal property taxes. Penalty, interest and cost of advertising will be added to the amounts set forth below. Omission of names shall not be a bar to the legal procedure for collection. Dated this 11th Day of December, 2015.
Potter County Treasurer
2015 MOBILE HOMES
BETTY ALBRIGHT G 53-1 $95.68
SHAWN BESSETTE G 53-1 39.31
DOUGLAS DUTENHOEFFER H 53-2 42.36
JAMIE KRAUSE H 53-2 43.62
JAMIE MATSON G 53-1 134.20
JAMES A MOSS H 53-2 54.24
RANDY SANGL H 53-2 110.62
BUILDINGS ON LEASE SITE
(2ND HALF) G 53-1 59.33
DOUGLAS W OR SHELLY A ROOT
LIVING TRUST H 53-2 670.16
DALE STANLEY G 53-1 360.92
LONNIE VANDER VORST
(2ND HALF) H 53-2 93.56
(2ND HALF) H 53-2 174.48
LONNIE VANDER VORST
(2ND HALF) H 53-2 332.26
JAMES YECHA G 53-1 1,019.40
Potter County Treasurer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $4.62
Gettysburg, South Dakota
December 7, 2015
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on December 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Ron Larson, Pat Everson, Fran VanBockel, Dawn Nagel, Mick Bliese, and Bryan Hause. Also present was Russell Anderson, Maintenance Supervisor, Daniall Ablott, Finance Officer, Mark Kessler, Chief of Police, Beth Hamburger, Ambulance Director, Bill Kolb of Stryker Industries, Michelle Hawkinson, and Dixie Zebroski.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Finance Office, $4,031.25; Police, 3,333.34; Streets, 3,865.03; Landfill, 1,372.92; Water, 3,052.90; Sewer, 513.93; Airport, 69.72; Parks, 1,585.27.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $17,824.36
Net Payroll September 2015
AFLAC, Supplemental Insurance, $465.11; Avera Gettysburg Hospital, Ambulance – Nurse Fees, 600.00; Bank of the West, Payroll Taxes, Sales Tax, 3,976.86; Cam-Wal Electric, Security Light, 11.50; Child Support Payment Center, Child Support, 125.00; Dakota Backup, Computer Backup, 160.02; DakotaCare Insurance, Health Insurance, 458.56;
Dakota Farm & Ranch Supply, Street, Park, and Police Supplies, 328.90; DCI Credit Service, Payroll Expense, 150.00; Druen, Phil, Water Deposit Refund, 60.85; Emergency Medical Products, Ambulance Supplies, 757.70; Gas and Goodies, Police Car Wash, 8.46; Gettysburg Development Corp, November BBB Taxes, 2,774.43; Hamburger, Beth, Ambulance Fuel, 44.78;
Heartland Waste Management, November Garbage Fees, 4,752.01; Holzwarth Sales, Park Supplies, 858.85; Jensen Rock & Sand, Asphalt for Streets, 3,491.84; John Deere Financial, Street Repair and Park Supplies, 210.27; Lamb Motor Company, Police Supplies, Ambulance & Fire Truck Repair, 1,292.56; Logan Electric, Park Repair, 1,184.70;
Martin’s Door Repair, Fire Hall Door Repair, 65.31; Mid Dakota Rural Water, City and Airport Water Usage, 13,506.95; Midway Parts, Inc, Street Parts, 570.86; Midwest Alarm, Auditorium Fire Alarm, 78.00; Mike’s Repair, Ambulance Repair, 5,285.04; MN Wireless, Internet for Airport and Fire Hall, 71.00; Montana Dakota Utilities, Electricity, Street Lights, and Gas, 3,589.09;
New Creations, Finance and Water Supplies, 658.95; Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc, Water Supplies, 27.72; Potter County News, Advertising, 120.39; Praxair, Ambulance Supplies, 145.58; Sanitation Products, Street Supplies, 447.06; Schatz Electric, Street Repair, 143.18; Schlachters Lumber, Park Supplies, 1,970.75; Servall Uniform & Linen, Rugs, 113.31;
Shane Wager, Water and Police Computer Repair, 160.00; SD Association of Code Enforcement, 2016 Membership, 40.00; SD Department of Revenue, Water Testing & 2016 Wastewater Discharge, 1,530.00; SD Government Finance Officer’s Assn, 2016 Dues, 70.00; SD Human Resource Assn, 2016 Dues, 50.00; SD Municipal Attorney’s Assn, 2016 Dues, 20.00;
SD Municipal League, 2016 Dues, 1,153.82; SD Municipal Street Maint Assoc, 2016 Dues, 35.00; SD One Call, October One Calls, 17.85; SD Retirement System, Retirement, 2,014.89; True Value, Street, Finance, Fire Hall, and Airport Supplies, 530.68; US Postmaster, Postage for Water Bills, 184.08; Venture Communication, Phone, Fax, Internet, 759.01;
Verizon Wireless, Maintenance & Police Cell Phones, 257.32; Vila’s Super Store, Airport, Finance, Police & Ambulance Supplies, 125.45; Wex Bank, Ambulance Fuel, 482.80.
TOTAL CHECKS $61,786.49
Moved by Everson, Larson seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes from November 2, 2015.
Moved by Nagel, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to approve Accounts Payable.
The meeting was open to the public for the renewal of Liquor License renewals to operate within the City of Gettysburg:
• City of Gettysburg, The Burg, Package (off-sale) Liquor
• City of Gettysburg, Country Club, Retail (on-sale) Liquor
• City of Gettysburg, Vilas Superstore, Package (off-sale) Liquor
• City of Gettysburg, American Legion, Retail (on-sale) Liquor
• City of Gettysburg, Medicine Rock, Retail (on-sale) Liquor – Restaurant
Motion by Hause, Nagel seconded, motion carried to approve the above licenses for 2016.
Beth Hamburger, Director Gettysburg Ambulance Service asked for a new modem for the Heart Monitor to continue transferring heart rhythms to the hospital since the current modem will no longer work as of February 2016. Motion by VanBockel, Hause seconded motion carried to purchase a new modem for each ambulance with a one year data plan. Hamburger also discussed the number of Ambulance Calls being up this year including more transfers. VanBockel motioned to give the EMT’s an extra $50.00 for transfers to Sioux Falls or Rapid. Motion tabled for more information. Hamburger and Bill Kolb of Stryker Industries discussed a Power Load System for the new ambulance. This system is requires no lifting and is almost no hands. The Council went outside for a demonstration. Motion by Bliese, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to purchase the Power Load System for $23,080.00 with a $13,080.00 down payment and 2 years with no interest for the remainder, with the EMT”s paying for one of the year’s payments. The Maas Foundation donated $12,000 and Northern Plains $1000 which will be used for the down payment.
Motion by Hause, Nagel seconded motion carried to have Anne Robbennolt refurbish the Cedar Signs for $350.00.
The employee handbook was discussed. Motion by Nagel, VanBockel seconded motion carried to table this until the January meeting.
Deputy Wannamaker brought up adding the Chamber to the City’s website. Motion by Nagel, Everson seconded motion carried to have Wannamaker talk to Aimee Burmeister and get a clear direction on how the Chamber and the City can come together on the City of Gettysburg’s website.
Motion by Bliese, seconded by VanBockel (nay – Everson, Nagel, Hause) to remove the fees for Building Permits but keep the Building Permits in place. Mayor Wuttke broke the tie by voting to keep the Building Permit fees in place.
Police Report was given by Finance Officer Ablott since Chief Kessler had to leave for a call. Ablott read a letter thanking Kessler for his assistance in finding the dog and included a $500.00 donation to be used for Animal Holding Area from Scott, Sherri, and Mack Albertson. Kessler rejoined the meeting at 8:11.
Code Enforcement was discussed by Kessler in regards to Linda Vail’s building on Commercial Ave.
Anderson reported on the letter from the County addressing the work done on Garfield Avenue east of Highway 212. Ablott will send a letter regarding the City’s plans going forward. Anderson also said that we were once again denied for the Community Access Grant to improve the streets. Moved by Nagel, VanBockel seconded motion carried to publish in the newspaper, and post on the website and Facebook page reminding people of parking during snow route season.
Ablott asked when the Council would like to have the end of year Meeting. Motion by Ablott, VanBockel seconded motion carried to approve the meeting on December 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The City’s elections will be held on April 12, 2016. Motion by VanBockel, Nagel seconded motion carried to give Deputy Wannamaker a $0.50 raise for her six months review.
Motion by VanBockel, Nagel seconded (Hause – nay) motion carried to approve the NECOG 2016 Joint Cooperative Agreement.
A Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance was brought to the Council. Motion by VanBockel, Everson seconded motion carried to approve the first reading of this ordinance.
Building, Moving, and Excavation Permits were presented to the council:
Tony Larson, 305 N Harrison, Storage
Jared Lower, 1009 E Blaine Ave, Deck
Dayle Sundberg, 601 S Broadway St, Move Trailer to River
R & K Mechanical, 305 W Commercial, Dig In Street (Sewer Repair)
Wheelhouse Plumbing, 305 N Harrison, Dig in Street (Install Water)
R & K Mechanical, 302 S East St, Dig in Street (Sewer Repair)
Moved by Nagel, Larson seconded motion carried to approve these permits.
Only one fuel bid was received from North Central Farmers Elevator. Ablott misplaced the fax prior to the meeting. Motioned by Bliese, Larson seconded motion carried to approve this bid since no others were received.
Motion by Everson, VanBockel seconded motion carried to go into executive session for personnel at 8:35. Council reconvened at 9:17 PM.
Motion by Nagel, Everson seconded motion carried to hand out the following 2015 bonuses:
• Daniall Ablott $400
• Russell Anderson $500
• Ed Deknikker $100
• Greg Gerber $300
• John Holzhauser $75
• Tyler Jost $800
• Mark Kessler $400
• Burt VanEssen $75
• Corey Wannamaker $300
• Julie Schaunaman $75
Motion by Nagel, VanBockel seconded (Hause – nay) motion carried to give all employees a 2% Cost of Living Raise.
Correspondence/Round Table Discussion –
Ablott said in Correspondence we received a donation from Gary Jordahl for staying in our park during Pheasant Season saying it was great. In Round Table Bliese mentioned getting locking gas caps for the police vehicles and cleaning off the East Side of the Fire Hall. VanBockel asked Kessler about getting new tires for the police vehicle and if he needs some to just get them. Hause asked about the City not phoning in a fire. Anderson stated that the call was made to Cheryl Sautner at the Sherriff’s office but dispatch somehow dropped the ball. Bliese asked for the lights in the Meeting Room to be fixed.
Motioned by Bliese, VanBockel seconded motion carried to adjourn at 9:25 PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Daniall Ablott, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $97.87
Nina Haag looks at the decorations on the trees at the Christmas Tree Extravaganza on Sunday afternoon. These were decorated in red, white, and blue in honor of the area’s veterans. The annual event was held at the Dakota Sunset Museum in Gettysburg. Trees were located throughout the building and decorated by local churches, businesses, youth groups, and service clubs as part of the holiday celebration in town.
Santa Claus and the missus are making a stop at the 212 Mini Mall on Sunday afternoon to gather Christmas wishes and greet good little children. They will be at the mini mall from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and everyone is invited to stop by and give Santa this year’s gift list.
While the kids are visiting with Santa, it’s a good opportunity for the adults to look around and do a little shopping!
There’s still time to win big just by shopping at home!
Gettysburg shoppers who stay at home for their holiday bargains not only win by supporting their hometown, but can win Chamber Cash, too.
The annual Shop at Home Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce, gives shoppers a chance to win Chamber Cash prizes. Look for entry boxes at participating area Chamber of Commerce businesses, register your name, and while you’re in the store, do a little shopping!
Prize winners will be drawn on Monday, Dec. 14 to receive several $100 prizes and two grand prizes of $250, and the Chamber Cash can be used right here in town — in plenty of time for Christmas shopping!
The December meeting of the Gettysburg School Board will be held Monday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. in the GHS conference room.
Discussion items on the agenda include wrestling mat/CO fund, focus school update, sound system, facility use agreement, EMTs, new school construction, approve resignation, approve open enrollment, and approve volunteer coaches. The meetings are open to the public.
Musicians at the Gettysburg schools are getting ready to celebrate the holiday season.
The Gettysburg elementary school concert will take place on Friday, Dec. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school gym.
The Gettysburg junior high and high school Christmas concert will be held on Monday, Dec. 14 beginning at 7p.m. in the GHS gym.
The concerts are free and open to the public.
With the nice weather lately, lots of places are getting dressed up for the holidays. That just might pay off!
The Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce and Montana Dakota Utilities are sponsoring the annual Holiday Yards contest again this year.
Judges will be out before Christmas to choose the houses and yards in town that are best decorated with holiday lights. The top four homes selected by the judges will each receive $50 in Chamber Cash and will be announced in the Christmas issue of the News.
Be sure to light up the holidays and join in the fun of the season by decorating your yard for Christmas.
And don’t forget — Chamber Cash makes a great gift!